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Sewing centre to monopolize supply of linens & towels - Dr Luveni
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Nov '09
Government and the Ministry of Poverty Alleviation, Women and Social Welfare have been working together to reduce the number of people living below poverty by providing them skills to make them employed and generate their income, says Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni.

In addressing members of the Yaadein Vision Fiji at their annual general conference held at Capricon Hotel, Nadi, Minister Dr Jiko Luveni highlighted that the poor in our society do need our special attention because of their vulnerability, position and weakness.

Dr Luveni said Government's stand in tackling the problem of poverty in our nation is part of Pillar 5 of the National Strategic Framework for Change which calls for the reduction of poverty to a negligible level by 2015.

In this regard, Minister Luveni said her Ministry is in the process of setting up a sewing center that could accommodate up to 100 employees at one time who are the core people receiving welfare allowances.

“The moment they are employed, they will be wined out of the welfare scheme and weaned out of our poverty statistics because they will be paid much more than the welfare allowances that they are receiving.

“The center will monopolize the supply of bed linens and towels for all hospitals and Government institutions in Fiji and they will also supply the same to prisons in the United States, which is a market that is being negotiated by a business partner from the United States.

“Sewing bed linens and towels will only be the beginning of the project and we hope to extend to other products,” Dr Luveni added.

In addition to the sewing center, Minister Luveni said they are also helping women in trying to wean them out of the social welfare assistance by providing them with the means to generate income from their own homes.

In this respect we are helping them with sewing machines.

“We have given them out 200 sewing machines that were kindly donated to us by the Indian High Commission,” Dr Luveni explained.

Additionally, Minister Luveni said the focus of the assistance really is looking at people, the poor people and win them out of poverty.

Fiji Government

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